| Event type

Cross-Country, Individual, Men

Date12 July 1924
LocationStade Olympique de Colombes, Colombes
Participants38 from 10 countries
Formatcirca 10,000 metres. Start outside the Stade de Colombes, finish with 300 metres inside the Stadium.

Run on one of the hottest days in Parisian history, with temperatures described as over 40° C. (103° F.), the event turned into a survival test. Only 15 of the 38 starters could finish the race, as many of the runners were overcome by heatstroke. Paavo Nurmi and Ville Ritola took the early lead, but Ritola could not stay with Nurmi, who won by almost 1½ minutes. Ritola was another minute clear of the third-place finisher, Earl Johnson of the USA.

1Paavo NurmiFIN32:54.8Gold
2Ville RitolaFIN34:19.4Silver
3Earl JohnsonUSA35:21.0Bronze
4Ernie HarperGBR35:45.4
5Henri LauvauxFRA36:44.8
6Art StudenrothUSA36:45.4
7Carlo MartinenghiITA37:01.0
8Gus FagerUSA37:40.6
9Len RichardsonRSA37:46.0
10Gaston HeuetFRA37:52.0
11Jimmy HeniganUSA38:00.0
12Heikki LiimatainenFIN38:18.0
13Fabián VelascoESP39:07.6
14Miguel PeñaESP41:34.0
15Maurice NorlandFRA41:48.6
DNFJosé AndíaESP
DNFArthur SewellGBR
DNFRobert MarchalFRA
DNFEdvin WideSWE
DNFVäinö SipiläFIN
DNFSven ThuressonSWE
DNFJohn BenhamGBR
DNFVerne BoothUSA
DNFSidon EbelingSWE
DNFGösta BergströmSWE
DNFEino RastasFIN
DNFAndré LauseigFRA
DNFJesús DiéguezESP
DNFCarlo SperoniITA
DNFAmador PalmaESP
DNFEddie WebsterGBR
DNFLucien DolquèsFRA
DNFJoe WilliamsGBR
DNFAlfredo GomesBRA
DNFMiguel PalauESP
DNSGeorges BertrandBEL
DNSYves CattelainBEL
DNSLéon de GrandeBEL
DNSGeorges van den BroeleBEL
DNSBill CotterellGBR
DNSMereg MangasciàITA
DNSTacle ReddàITA
DNSMarcel HoffmannLUX
DNSJosé Francisco CuevasMEX
DNSHarald SkogströmSWE
DNSJulien Van CampenhoutBEL
DNSCamiel VandeveldeBEL
DNSAlberto JarrínECU
DNSBelisario VillacísECU
DNSPedro CurielMEX
DNSJuan EscutiaMEX
DNSDaniel EslavaMEX